Michael Jordan is a partner in the Firm’s Business Group, with a primary area of concentration in alternative investments. He represents a wide variety of institutional investors such as public retirement systems and other governmental entities, national banks, corporate pension plans, college and university endowments, insurance companies, family offices and high net worth investors in all aspects of their alternative investments programs.



Mike has represented such clients in several hundreds of investments in a diverse range of strategies, including venture capital, buyout, real estate, infrastructure, hedge and subordinated debt funds and fund of funds and in transactions of all sizes. He also represents such clients in debt and equity direct investments and co-investments, secondary sales and acquisitions and in protecting their investments in distressed or troubled funds. Mike is a frequent presenter on alternative investments topics.

In the corporate finance area, he regularly represents clients in connection with their debt and equity financings, with a focus on private equity-driven mergers and acquisitions, as well as mezzanine fund financings.

Mike graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. He received his juris doctorate from Capital University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1997 and was a member of the Order of the Curia, Order of the Barristers and Capital University Law Review. He joined Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn in 1997 and remained there until joining Ice Miller in January of 2012.
Speaking Engagements
  • "New Member and Associate Counsel Session: Roundtable Discussion and The Basics," Host and Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 2016 Legal Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2016
  • "What's in Your LPA that May Surprise You...and your GP," Panelist, Institutional Limited Partners Association Webcast, April 2016
  • "New Member and Associate Counsel Session: The Basics and Roundtable Discussion," Host and Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 2015 Legal Education Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2015
  • "Top 5 Issues to Consider in Investments," Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 2014 Legal Education Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2014
  • "Direct Investing in the Private Equity Class," Co-presenter, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems 2014 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 2014
  • "SEC, IRS, SBA, FDA, ETC, ETC. - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Ever Changing Regulatory Landscape," Panelist, Southern Capital Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2013
  • "Mature Vintage Funds - To End or Extend," Moderator, Southern Capital Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2012.
  • “Behind the Private Equity Principles - Addressing the Alignment of Interest,” Institutional Limited Partners Association Spring 2011 Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2011.
  • “The SEC’s Pay-to-Play Rule: Implications for Government Investing Entities,” Panelist, American Bar Association Fall Meeting, November 2010.
  • “Managing in the Capital Markets,” Co-presenter, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, May 2008, July 2008, June 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • “Fund Terms”, Panelist, Southern Capital Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2009.
  • “Limited Partnership Agreement: Evolving Terms and Conditions”, Institutional Limited Partners Association Fall 2008 Conference, San Diego, California, October 2008.
  • “The Past Decade of LPAs: What’s Changed, What Will Change, and What Can LPs do to Effect Change”, Institutional Limited Partners Association Spring 2007 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2007.
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